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Police makes "false claims" against Andrew Mitchell

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Police makes "false claims" against Andrew Mitchell

Post by sallypelt on 18.12.12 21:07

"Police officer who sparked 'plebgate' row 'falsely claimed to have witnessed Andrew Mitchell's rant' as new CCTV footage 'casts further doubt' on leaked Met log"

This is serious.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2249845/Plebgate-Police-officer-sparked-row-falsely-claimed-witnessed-Andrew-Mitchells-rant.html

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Re: Police makes "false claims" against Andrew Mitchell

Post by Guest on 01.08.13 10:47

@sallypelt wrote:"Police officer who sparked 'plebgate' row 'falsely claimed to have witnessed Andrew Mitchell's rant' as new CCTV footage 'casts further doubt' on leaked Met log"

This is serious.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2249845/Plebgate-Police-officer-sparked-row-falsely-claimed-witnessed-Andrew-Mitchells-rant.html

Mitchell’s Half-a-Million Libel Legal Debacl

Tomorrow we will get the judgement in a bizarre legal mess up between Andrew Mitchell’s solicitors and his celebrity barrister David Sherborne. Due to a cock-up Mitchell’s solicitors failed to file their costs and so under the tightened rules will be punished. In front of Master McCloud there was a lot of legal buck passing last Thursday. As a result even if he wins the Plebgate libel case it is likely Mitchell will not be able to claim for his costs which are running at some £500,000.

Damages in his Plebgate libel case are capped at £150,000, so if Mitchell loses his case he could have to pay The Sun’s costs of some £600,000 and his costs of £500,000 – a whopping total of £1.1 million will be divided between him and his solicitors who were acting under a Conditional Fee Arrangement (CFA). Ouch!
M’learned friends speculate that Mitchell and his solicitors could end up falling out and suing each other. If the judgement tomorrow goes against Mitchell, his solicitors are likely to appeal meaning the underlying case will be delayed for months.
With the delay Mitchell’s hopes of returning to government in the next reshuffle will come to naught while the case is ongoing…

http://order-order.com/

Ouch! indeed titter 


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Re: Police makes "false claims" against Andrew Mitchell

Post by Tony Bennett on 01.08.13 11:43

Cherry Blossom wrote:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2249845/Plebgate-Police-officer-sparked-row-falsely-claimed-witnessed-Andrew-Mitchells-rant.html

Mitchell’s Half-a-Million Libel Legal Debacle

Tomorrow we will get the judgement in a bizarre legal mess up between Andrew Mitchell’s solicitors and his celebrity barrister David Sherborne. Due to a cock-up...
This wouldn't be the same David Sherborne who legged it to Santorini with Lord Leveson's Solicitor for the Leveson enquiry in order to 'assess whether or not they should have an affair', would it?

The same man who represented 'Hacked Off' bore Hugh Grant?

The same man who caused grave embarrassment to Lord Leveson who initially said that Sherborne's lady companion in Santorini 'only played a minor role' at the Leveson enquiry? - a claim he later admitted was untrue?

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Re: Police makes "false claims" against Andrew Mitchell

Post by Guest on 01.08.13 11:57

@Tony Bennett wrote:
Cherry Blossom wrote:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2249845/Plebgate-Police-officer-sparked-row-falsely-claimed-witnessed-Andrew-Mitchells-rant.html

Mitchell’s Half-a-Million Libel Legal Debacle

Tomorrow we will get the judgement in a bizarre legal mess up between Andrew Mitchell’s solicitors and his celebrity barrister David Sherborne. Due to a cock-up...
This wouldn't be the same David Sherborne who legged it to Santorini with Lord Leveson's Solicitor for the Leveson enquiry in order to 'assess whether or not they should have an affair', would it?

The same man who represented 'Hacked Off' bore Hugh Grant?

The same man who caused grave embarrassment to Lord Leveson who initially said that Sherborne's lady companion in Santorini 'only played a minor role' at the Leveson enquiry? - a claim he later admitted was untrue?

 Certainly is Tony.

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Post by plebgate on 01.08.13 15:24

Andrew Mitchel and his Solictor could end up suing each other - what a farce, just like the Leveson enquiry.

Hey maybe Granty boy will make a donation of 5,000 quid to his solicitor's costs if he ends up having to pay for the "cock up". big grin big grin 


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Post by Guest on 01.08.13 15:42

Good afternoon,

Any lawyers attending?

Can any of you please enlighten me as to what exactly a lawyer in the UK could supposedly DO to justify a remuneration to the tune of UK 500.000?

That amount would feed 500 'plebes' (?!) for a month, with their offspring. So around 1500-2000 people, would it not?

Just curious

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Post by aiyoyo on 01.08.13 16:37

@Portia wrote:Good afternoon,

Any lawyers attending?

Can any of you please enlighten me as to what exactly a lawyer in the UK could supposedly DO to justify a remuneration to the tune of UK 500.000?

That amount would feed 500 'plebes' (?!) for a month, with their offspring. So around 1500-2000 people, would it not?

Just curious


The 500K just goes to feed one sly mouth who happens to be trained in the art of arguments, and who knows how to dress up lies as truth within legal limits.

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Re: Police makes "false claims" against Andrew Mitchell

Post by Guest on 02.08.13 10:14

August 1st, 2013

Andrew Mitchell Loses Libel Costs Battle

Andrew Mitchell’s solicitors and his celebrity barrister David Sherborne have had a bad start to their case. Due to a cock-up Mitchell’s solicitors failed to file for their costs and Master McCloud has ruled against Mitchell again today – so he and his lawyers will have to pay all their own estimated £500,000 of costs even if he wins the libel case (in which damages are capped at £150,000). Ironically Mitchell is facing a five-figure cost bill for the argument over costs itself. He can however appeal the ruling to a higher level.
If Mitchell does appeal the costs ruling his libel case is suspended until the whole costs issue is resolved. This would probably push back the main Plebgate case to the spring. Meaning it will be too late for him to return to a reshuffled Cabinet and probably too late to be appointed as a European negotiator. Neither will Downing Street be pleased to see a high profile Tory in a “posh versus plebs” public court battle in the run up to the general election…

http://order-order.com/2013/08/01/andrew-mitchell-loses-costs-battle/#comments

Someone seems to have it in for Mitchell, he should quit while he's behind.
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Post by Guest on 02.08.13 13:16

Cherry Blossom wrote:August 1st, 2013

Andrew Mitchell Loses Libel Costs Battle

Andrew Mitchell’s solicitors and his celebrity barrister David Sherborne have had a bad start to their case. Due to a cock-up Mitchell’s solicitors failed to file for their costs and Master McCloud has ruled against Mitchell again today – so he and his lawyers will have to pay all their own estimated £500,000 of costs even if he wins the libel case (in which damages are capped at £150,000). Ironically Mitchell is facing a five-figure cost bill for the argument over costs itself. He can however appeal the ruling to a higher level.
If Mitchell does appeal the costs ruling his libel case is suspended until the whole costs issue is resolved. This would probably push back the main Plebgate case to the spring. Meaning it will be too late for him to return to a reshuffled Cabinet and probably too late to be appointed as a European negotiator. Neither will Downing Street be pleased to see a high profile Tory in a “posh versus plebs” public court battle in the run up to the general election…

http://order-order.com/2013/08/01/andrew-mitchell-loses-costs-battle/#comments

Someone seems to have it in for Mitchell, he should quit while he's behind.
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Splendid!

Of course, the gentlemanly thing to do now for these lawyer-types would be to own up for having shortchanged their hapless client Mitchell, and eat their bills to him.

Odds on them really doing so, anyone?

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Post by Tony Bennett on 02.08.13 13:35

@Portia wrote:
Cherry Blossom wrote:Someone seems to have it in for Mitchell, he should quit while he's behind.
Splendid!

Of course, the gentlemanly thing to do now for these lawyer-types would be to own up for having shortchanged their hapless client Mitchell, and eat their bills to him.

Odds on them really doing so, anyone?
Lawyers have indemnity insurance for this kind of thing.

For the lawyers, Simples!

Just make a claim to your insurers...

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Re: Police makes "false claims" against Andrew Mitchell

Post by PeterMac on 02.08.13 14:13

@Portia wrote:
Of course, the gentlemanly thing to do now for these lawyer-types would be to own up for having shortchanged their hapless client Mitchell, and eat their bills to him.
Odds on them really doing so, anyone?
But didn't another firm have to do exactly that more recently, when they reduced their third of a million costs to 100 a month !

I obviously can't recall the details . . . !

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Re: Police makes "false claims" against Andrew Mitchell

Post by Guest on 02.08.13 16:21

@Tony Bennett wrote:
@Portia wrote:
Cherry Blossom wrote:Someone seems to have it in for Mitchell, he should quit while he's behind.
Splendid!

Of course, the gentlemanly thing to do now for these lawyer-types would be to own up for having shortchanged their hapless client Mitchell, and eat their bills to him.

Odds on them really doing so, anyone?
Lawyers have indemnity insurance for this kind of thing.

For the lawyers, Simples!

Just make a claim to your insurers...

Sorry: no go. You cannot insure the risk of you making a mistake and your client as a consequence having to pay your own salary. If so: lawyers all over the world would be making one mistake after the other, wouldn't they?

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Post by aiyoyo on 02.08.13 16:30

@PeterMac wrote:
@Portia wrote:
Of course, the gentlemanly thing to do now for these lawyer-types would be to own up for having shortchanged their hapless client Mitchell, and eat their bills to him.
Odds on them really doing so, anyone?
But didn't another firm have to do exactly that more recently, when they reduced their third of a million costs to 100 a month !

I obviously can't recall the details . . . !

So maybe they are insured then.....not necessary with an insurance co., but indemnified by a wealth individual. .

Someone has to pay for the bills...surely

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